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France provides 2.06m AZ vaccine doses to Bangladesh


France provides 2.06m AZ vaccine doses to Bangladesh

France on Tuesday (Nov 30) donated 2.06 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Bangladesh following a pledge made during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recent visit to Paris.

French Ambassador to Bangladesh Jean-Marin Schuh handed over the vaccine doses to Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and Health Minister Zahid Maleque at a ceremony at state guesthouse Padma in the capital, local media reported.

The foreign minister thanked the French government for the donation and said it would further strengthen the existing bilateral relations between the two countries.

Dr Momen also thanked the French government for offering warm hospitality and highest level of honor to PM Sheikh Hasina during her recent Paris visit.

The foreign minister said Sweden would also donate 5.30 lakh doses of AstraZeneca vaccine to Bangladesh soon.

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